How To Treat Pedal Dermatoses
D ermatological problems represent a significant proportion of consultations in general practice, and a large number of these relate to dermatoses of the feet.
The unique nature of glabrous skin, the cultural need for footwear in Westernised societies, and the fact that the feet are always under significant physical pressure and exposed to constant minor trauma, creates a unique set of cutaneous afflictions.
This article discusses several problems likely to be encountered by the family physician. The focus is on specific and practical management of infective and acquired conditions, with relatively accessible therapies that I have found useful.